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Forsyth County News

Two teenagers face drug charges after what Cumming police described as an unusual incident at a recent high school baseball game.

Jeffrey Scott Meyers Jr., 17, of 1610 Hidden Creek Point was arrested by Cumming police and charged with transaction of a controlled substance within 1,000 feet of school property and possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance.

The incident occurred about 7:15 p.m. April 22 at a Forsyth Central High School baseball game.

A warrant for the same offenses was issued for Samantha Jean McNeil, 18, of 3155 Carlton Road, who was charged two days later.

As of Tuesday morning, Myers was being held without bond at the Forsyth County Jail. McNeil was released Monday after posting $12,221 bond, a jail spokeswoman said.

Forsyth County Schools spokeswoman Jennifer Caracciolo said Meyers is a junior and McNeil a senior at Central.

Cumming Police Officer John Coffman said authorities were called to the baseball field after school administrators reported a person down.

Witnesses said a teenage girl apparently passed out and was taken away from the game in an ambulance.

Coffman declined to say whether the girl was McNeil.

Citing a police report, Coffman said the school’s vice principal gave the investigating officer prescription pills he reportedly found on Meyers.

“He saw him attempting to place a baggy in the front pocket of his coat,” Coffman said. “He took it away from (Meyers) and noticed there were a bunch of pills in it. They were prescription drugs that weren’t prescribed to him.”

He said the pills also were not prescribed to McNeil.

Coffman said the incident was unusual.

“We very rarely ever get a call at baseball games, hardly ever,” he said. “We rarely ever get calls to any school functions.”

E-mail Julie Arrington at juliearrington@forsythnews.com.